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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Forward Into Light: 1916

Forward Into Light: 1916

"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Housewifery 101

Housewifery 101

"McKinley School lab." Home economics at McKinley High School in Washington circa 1910. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Class Photo: 1905

Class Photo: 1905

Washington ca. 1905. "Business High." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

Miss Winship: 1909

Miss Winship: 1909

"Miss E.G. Winship." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Old P.O.: 1911

The Old P.O.: 1911

The Post Office building in Washington circa 1911, about the closest the District of Columbia ever came to having a skyscraper. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Mother's Vacation: 1963

Mother's Vacation: 1963

My mother doing the dishes (with earrings and a piece of candy) in the knotty pine kitchen of our Guernewood Park, California summer place in June 1963. Note the items then regarded as fit only for vacation home use but now either antiques or retro: genuine cracked ice pattern Formica and chrome table with matching chairs; set of floral pattern tumblers (can't remember if they were glass or plastic); ceramic teapot wall pocket; incredibly neat ceramic 8-day clock. In the window: large ceramic squash-shaped shaker and a carnival ware tumbler. Not shown: the dirty look she gave me after hearing me snap off this Kodachrome slide.

White House Kitchen: 1909

White House Kitchen: 1909

The White House kitchen circa 1909. Note the high-tech light fixture. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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